Falling Off of a Cruise Ship? The fact is, it is next to impossible to fall off of a cruise ship unless you do something incredibly stupid, like take a flying leap over your cabin balcony railing. But I worry about the wild misperceptions of many "cruise virgins" who picture a cruise ship as a tiny, endlessly rocking roller coaster where you run from port to starboard endlessly as the ship rolls with the waves. NO! That is not how it is.
A ship is like a hotel more than three football fields long and up to 20 stories high. Yes, they have open spaces, but so do many hotels and office buildings. Yes, ships roll, but even in the highest seas I have ever been in in my life, I have never been in a situation where I remotely felt like I could possibly fall off, even standing on my balcony in 20+ foot seas.
The only way to fall off of a cruise ship is to go past the safety limits, like on the edge of your balcony, and lose your grip. In other words, it your own fault if you "fall off" a cruise ship, and you were surely doing something stupid when the "accident" occured. In other words, there has to be a better word than accident to describe this. I suggest a far more accurate word would be "stupident."
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